Britney Spears may soon have new legal representation ahead of her July 14 conservatorship hearing.
According to a report from TMZ, the Grammy winner is in discussions to retain attorney Mathew Rosengart, who previously represented A-listers such as Sean Penn, Casey and Ben Affleck, Steven Spielberg and rocker Eddie Vedder.
Britney’s former lawyer, Sam Ingham III — a court-appointed attorney — resigned recently after Spears expressed during last month’s explosive testimony that she wants to obtain her own legal counsel.
According to legal documents, Spears signed a request that reads, “Pursuant to my statement in open court on June 23, 2021, my rights, and my desire to end the above-referenced conservatorship as to my father Jamie P. Spears, it is my desire to choose and retain my own counsel, at Greenberg, Traurig, LLP as set forth above.”
It is unknown if Rosengart has joined the pop star’s legal team. If he accepts, he will most likely work to remove Jamie Spears as conservator and end the 13-year conservatorship, TMZ speculates, two requests Britney made to the judge during her June 23 hearing.
This development comes as Britney’s co-conservator, Jodi Montgomery, filed documents Friday that appear to convey she will work with Britney to dissolve or at least modify the conservatorship. The papers, obtained by TMZ, state that Montgomery said she’s arranging a “comprehensive care plan” to ensure the singer’s needs are met.
Saying it is “a goal that may not necessarily be shared by Mr. Spears,” Montgomery continued, “It is ironic that [Jamie Spears] now wants the conservatorship to ‘reflect [Britney’s] wishes’ since it is no secret that Ms. Spears has wished her father out of her life for years.”
It’s possible Britney will file a request to terminate her conservatorship during the July 14 hearing.
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